Thursday, Netflix shared a Morgan Freeman-narrated trailer for Sticks & Stones, marking Chappelle's first new special for the streaming platform since dropping multiple stand-up experiences back in 2017.
"This is Dave," Freeman, narrating a mysterious clip of Chappelle walking with purpose in a desolate land of some sort, says in the trailer. "He tells jokes for a living. Hopefully, he makes people laugh. But these days, it's a high stakes game. How did we get here, I wonder? I don't mean that metaphorically. I'm really asking. How did Dave get here? I mean, what the fuck is this? What do I know? I'm just Morgan Freeman. Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you say anything, you miss everything. But if that's the way it's gotta be, fuck it. He's back, folks."
Catch the new trailer up top. Sticks & Stones launches worldwide Aug. 26.
Back in July, Chappelle made his Broadway debut with a five-night run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He was also among those announced as the 2020 class of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients.
"We were able to recognize the talents of thirty-five artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood. Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who've touched our hearts in film, television, radio, and a variety of musical categories," Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona said when announcing next year's honorees, which also include Spike Lee and Andy Kaufman.